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Mar. 30th, 2010

When he stood for Mayor of London in 2000, Malcolm McLaren, the ex-manager of the Sex Pistols, pledged to legalise the sale of alcohol in libraries. Oddly enough, his attempt to gain office failed. 

(from here)  

I just can't imagine why.

Coming up: pictures and stories from the faire, March's booklist, and Other Things. Meanwhile, I'm going out to play in the sunshine before my lunchbreak is over. <3




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Mar. 30th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
That guy was crazy anyway. I mean, even the Sex Pistols chucked him. Like, through legal actions and stuff.

Yaaaaaay faire pictures! I want to play in the sunshine with you!
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm mad at myself for not taking more. =P Will fix this at the Muskogee faire, though.
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Am I crazy to have this hair-brained idea of trying to get back our last weekend on the Road Trip of Doom to go to the faire?

Probably. But the thought flashed through my mind and I got kind of excited then I realized I'm probably a crazy person?
Apr. 1st, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Hey, yanno, if you want to, I'd do it. We could go Sunday and that would only take squeezing a day out of our plans somewhere!
Apr. 1st, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Hmm, well, we could have that as an option and see what happens. Of course, that'd put me staying over a night instead of us being somewhere else that night, so whatever'd work for you and your family. But I'd be up for it, if it looks like we can do it.
Apr. 1st, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, you staying over is never a problem! If you're crazy, I'm crazy too, because I would seriously go for this idea. But I guess we can wait and decide at any point, right? Just bring your costume in case.

I think I've almost talked my mom into going with me the first weekend it's open. :D
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
True visionaries are never appreciated in their own time.
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Curious.. do you agree with the rest of the article? I wouldn't be in favor of alcohol in libraries, but I do like the idea of coffee shops. We just had one open in our library and while I'm laying low on the tea right now, the idea of spending a Saturday afternoon drinking a chai tea latte while reading a book in the sunny library is extremely appealing. I don't see why offering coffee/tea is such a taboo to the author of the article. Coffee shops go well with books.

I am not in favor of the 'idea shops' in the way he paints them, though. :P
Mar. 30th, 2010 02:46 pm (UTC)
I support coffee anwhere. :)
Mar. 30th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Well put!

Also, I ended up writing a rant based on the comments on the article. I hope I didn't offend. <3
Mar. 30th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Not at all - I didn't even read the entire article, much less the comments. I suppose if pinned down I fall somewhere between the two extremes - I certainly don't like turning libraries into media centers while neglecting print books, but they're just not going to be perfectly peaceful and quiet ... much less childless. :)
Apr. 1st, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Malcolm McLaren's problem wasn't his platform, it was his location! He just needs to try Paris. :)

Also, just thought I'd let you know I applied to our library today. The position would be in special collections (rare books)!
Apr. 4th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
I like working with the public too much to want to do special collections full time, but OH, RARE BOOKS. *salivates*
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